I was meditating on Psalm 27:1-3 this morning, and was struck afresh with God’s power and passion to protect His people. (My pastor would be SO proud of that last part of the sentence. He loves alliteration.Ha!)
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.”
The Hebrew word for “light” in this passage is associated with the rising of the sun. It makes me think of another verse, whose reference I can’t remember, that says, “Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered.” The word for “salvation” means “liberty, deliverance, prosperity”. As an intercessor, I’ve seen God arise and scatter His enemies on numerous occasions. I’ve experienced His liberty, seen His deliverance first hand, and been amazed by His provision and blessing in the midst of the storm. Hallelujah! All praise and glory to God!
However, I tend to be a “dumb sheep” with a short attention span. When I get blind-sided by an attack of the enemy or a storm of life, I quickly get distracted by my circumstances and take my focus off of my Light and Salvation, and I get afraid or worried. I forget that God is for me. I forget sometimes that He is mighty to save me. And for some reason, I find it much easier to trust God on behalf of others than it is to trust Him for what concerns me. (Yes, that would be a control issue I have, but by God’s grace, I am getting better with it.) So my prayer for each of us today is that we would remember that the LORD, YAHWEH, is our light and salvation. I pray that we would hear Him saying to us, “Jennifer (put your name here), I AM Yahweh, the glorious morning light that rises in the midst of the darkness, and I am Your deliverer. Do not be afraid or worried, My beloved. You have seen that I am mighty to save, and You have experienced the power of my righteous right hand to redeem and restore. When I arise, your enemies will scatter. Even when overwhelming, game-changing situations surround you, be confident that I AM for you and I will deliver you.”
Are you facing a battle today? Know that God is for you. His plan is perfect and it is for your good and His glory. If you would like to have someone praying with you and for you, please comment below and let me know how I can pray for you.